25 books that need to be adapted for TV right now

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23. Sin City

Frank Miller’s Sin City has been adapted into one of the most loyal comic book adaptations ever made by Robert Rodriguez and then a disappointing sequel followed years later.

However, with seven trade paperbacks, there is a lot of stories to explore in Sin City and a television series based on the comics could be a lot of fun. While the movies worked hard with green screen to replicate the look of the comics, a more traditional Noir look could work better in the realm of premium television.

For those new to Sin City, the stories take place in the city of the same name where crime runs rampant, villains own the streets, and the police either turn a blind eye or are complacent in the crimes.

The main characters include the strong “heavy” Marv, the hero Dwight, exotic dancer Nancy, and hard-boiled cop John Hartigan. There are also crooked politicians, gangsters, mercenaries, and the very interesting Girls of Old Town.

This is a series that needs to be on premium networks because of the subject matter and is the best fit for a pay network like HBO or Showtime, although someone like AMC could maybe pull it off as well. Out of all the options on this list, Sin City is one of the biggest name brands but one of the hardest to adapt to any television network that censors its works.